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I am building myself a new gaming rig with a budget of around ~ $1200 (U.S). Here is the build I am considering. Any thoughts, suggestions and inputs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JLx9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JLx9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JLx9/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.26 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Already Own
Video Card: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC Video Card (1000Mhz Core Clock) ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Xigmatek MIDGARD II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.96 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($134.99 @ Amazon)
OS: Windows 8 Pro Full with Windows Media Center - Already Own
Mouse: CM Storm Spawn - Own
Gaming Keypad: Razer Nostromo - Own
Keyboard - Any generic KB I can find :)

Total: $1163.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-14 22:01 EDT-0400)

EDIT: I play FPS & RPG
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  1. Looks perfect. I wouldn't change a thing.
  2. Everything looks realll good for the most part:

    1. The power supply
    2 .Caviar greens shouldn't be used for the operating system
    3. Heatsink

    Personally I think you should get a better power supply, but I think your fine with that one.
    The green drives are meant for storage, not running an operating system; a 120GB SSD would be a good choice.
    I think the Hyper 212 is fine unless you want to go beyond 4.0ghz.
  3. I'd change the crappy Asrock to an Asus motherboard and the ram, and add an SSD to the build say 120GB
  4. Cool. Just a couple of things bothering me:

    1.) Corsair CX750 is $10 cheaper than TX650

    2.) Sapphire Radeon 7970 OC with Boost is $10 more than the Gigabyte Model.

    Should I change any of these two or leave the build as is?

    I wont be Overclocking. I cannot afford an SSD @ the moment though .....
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    n3cw4rr10r said:
    Cool. Just a couple of things bothering me:

    1.) Corsair CX750 is $10 cheaper than TX650

    2.) Sapphire Radeon 7970 OC with Boost is $10 more than the Gigabyte Model.

    Should I change any of these two or leave the build as is?

    I wont be Overclocking. I cannot afford an SSD @ the moment though .....



    I'd say go for the sapphire one.

    Here is a power supply made by Seasonic on sale around the price of the one you selected now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151106
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